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Indianapolis Colts: Backup Running Back Spot Wide Open in Indy

Published by Eric Smith on August 21, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Coming into this season, everyone had Donald Brown as the starter at running back and Delone Carter as his backup on the depth chart for the Indianapolis Colts. It even played out that way in the first preseason game against St. Louis back on August 19th.

The Colts also brought in veteran Mewelde Moore for short-yardage situations and goal-line stands.

What none of us saw coming was rookie Vick Ballard being such a big threat this soon. The fifth-round pick in April's draft has been a pleasant surprise and is in contention for Brown's backup spot in the offense.

Ballard is leading the Colts rushing attack right now with 62 yards on 16 carries in two games. He's nearly gaining four yards per carry, which is a fantastic weapon for the Colts to utilize.

Ballard can keep the defense guessing and really hel...

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